Being a Friend to a Person With Alzheimer’s

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Date(s) - April 19, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sibley Memorial Hospital - Medical Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 2

Contact Info:
202-364-7602 [email protected]


Once someone gets a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or even Mild Cognitive Impairment, friends are no longer sure of how to communicate and may simply stop socializing with that person. It is yet another devastating loss for one who is already suffering.

Join Steven R. Sabat, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, for a discussion of the social problems arising from an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or other types of dementia and how you can continue to be a good friend to someone who has the disease.

For the past 30 years Professor Sabat’s research in neuropsychology has focused on the social abilities of people with Alzheimer’s, particularly on their strengths and the ways in which they and their caregivers can better communicate. He has explored these issues in numerous scientific journal articles and in his acclaimed book, The Experience of Alzheimer’s Disease: Life Through a Tangled Veil, and his co-edited book, Dementia: Mind, Meaning, and the Person.

Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., Medical Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 2. Co-sponsored by Sibley Senior Association and Grand Oaks Assisted Living. Seating is Limited and registration is required.